December Update

Greeting Texas State AITP!

The end of the semester is finally upon us, here are some quick updates for the next couple of weeks!

December Chapter meeting:

Hannah Nugent from Brooksource and Patrick Ritchie of HomeAway will be speaking to us in LBJ Student Center Room 3-9.1. We hope ya’ll can make it to the last meeting of the year!

 

Holiday Food Drive:

We will begin our annual holiday food drive begin on Tuesday December 4th and last till Thursday December 6th. Spread some holiday cheer and donate to a good cause!

Good luck on Finals and Congrats to all graduating seniors!

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November chapter meeting

Hello AITP!

Thank you to all those who attended our November chapter meeting this past Tuesday! And a huge thanks to Tyler Moyer and Asad Raza of CooMo Travel for talking with us about being a startup here in Austin!

 

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Reminders:

Don’t forget this Saturday the 10th is our November social. We will be tailgating the upcoming Texas State football game starting at 9am, we hope to see y’all there!

USITCC Regionals

This year, Texas State AITP traveled to compete in the annual AITP Regional Competition held in Amarillo, Texas. Thank you to all those who attended and competed and Congrats to our winners!

Check out some of the highlights below

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Updates:

November chapter meeting:

Tuesday November 6th we will host our monthly chapter meeting in LBJ 3-9.1. Come get free pizza and drinks! With a guest presentation from CooMo Travel.

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November Social:

Saturday November 10th we are hosting our November social via tailgating for the Texas State game! We hope you guys can come out and support our chapter and football team!

 

2018 IT Symposium

The 12th Annual IT Symposium

Thank you for another great year with hundreds of high school guests from all across Texas!

We want to thank all of our staff and volunteers who represented the CIS Department, Career Services, ITAC at TxState, and of course our sponsors RBFCU, Samsung, and McCoy’s Building Supply!

This year was a great success with over 350 attendees, thank you to all who made it!

Here are this years contest winners:

2018 Texas State AITP IT Symposium Winners:

Computer Security

1st)  Bryan Pinedo (Southwest HS)

2nd) Avan Peltier (SouthWest HS)

3rd) Seth Brogden (Montgomery HS)

Java

1st) Zebulon McCorkle (Brenham HS)

2nd) Vincent Nguyen (John B. Connally HS)

3rd) Benjamin Pham (Hendrickson HS)

HM) Sean Cantwell (La Grange HS)

HM) Jairo Soto Lopez (La Grange HS)

Excel

1st) Allison Gutierrez (Southwest HS)

2nd) Felix Brooks (Southwest HS)

3rd) Molly Bennett (La Grange HS)

PC Troubleshooting

1st) Allison Maddox(Southwest HS)

2nd) Abram Perez (Southwest HS)

3rd) Jake Randall (Pflugerville HS)

Access

1st) Molly Bennett (La Grange HS)

 

Chapter Meeting and reminders.

Chapter Meeting

Thanks to all of our members who came out to this Month’s chapter meeting! Even more so, we’d like to thank Randy Sabbagh and Taji Hall from Charles Schwab for coming out and speaking with us. It was very insightful learning about the company culture at Charles Schwab, and the many great internship and opportunities available to Texas State students!

 

Reminders

IT Symposium

We are still looking for volunteers for the IT Symposium on October the 19th. We are offering up to 20 points for anyone who’s able to come! If you’re looking to go to the USITCC Nationals in the spring, these points will help you reach discount goals.

Regionals

If you are interested in attending regions October 25th- October 27th, below are the required documents. Registration forms are due no later than October 11th.

Registration form

McCoy behavioral form

Activity Release form

 

2018 IT Symposium Incoming!

Texas State University AITP will be hosting the 12th annual IT Symposium on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Below is the invitation to the 2018 IT Symposium

2018 TxState AITP IT Symposium Invitation

AITP is looking forward to seeing all attendees in the fall!
Please visit the IT Symposium Page of our site often for further updates on the event.
For any questions, please contact Kevin Jetton ( kj02@txstate.edu), Athena Mills (aom9@txstate.edu), or Diego Morales (d_a204@txstate.edu).

 

Appreciation Banquet

As a chapter we finished off this year with an incredible appreciation banquet at Mamacita’s! Texas State staff and Our Lady of the Lake University joined us for food and fun. Door prizes were awarded to many lucky attendees and even valuable scholarships to a select few. We’d like to congratulate our own Texas State AITP chapter Treasurer, Monica Sandoval, for winning a scholarship award this year! We also recognized winners from this years USITCC and members who had participated head and shoulders above the rest.

Keynote

We had the joy of Mark Mills from PayPal joining us to deliver a keynote speech! He spoke about his years of experience with companies like Whole Foods, PayPal, and even the landscape of consulting during the .com boom and subsequent bust. On behalf of the chapter we would like to thank Mr. Mills for his time and wisdom.

Send-off

To wrap up the banquet we sent off our seniors with their graduation cords. We have a lot of members graduating this upcoming week and will miss their participation dearly. We wish the best for every graduating senior and look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future! Check out the photos below for snapshots from the entire night.

For all of our members, THANK YOU for an incredible year and best of luck on all your finals. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!!

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USITCC 2018

Overview

With over three hundred attendees made up of seventeen different universities, the first annual U.S. Information Technology Collegiate Conference was a total success! As co-hosts, Texas State University members were crucial to the success of this years contest. We want to thank all of our members for helping us get the conference ready, for participating in the competitions, and in making a name for USITCC for years to come!

We had a fantastic keynote speech from Eric Smith, USAA’s Vice President & Chief Data and Analytics Officer. Nine competitions took place through Saturday morning, with two of our students obtaining awards. In conjunction with ISECON 2018 we also had many speaking opportunities for students to get to hear from IT professionals with a wealth of experience.

Congratulations

We would like to specifically congratulate Tyler Ellison for placing third in the Security competition and Joseph Barmore for obtaining honorable mention in PC Troubleshooting! These competitions lasted for hours and their success speaks to their determination. Although not all of our members placed in a competition, we know all of our members showed up and gave it their best.

We’d also like to show our appreciation to USAA for being the title sponsor of this conference! USAA, along with College Raptor, COMMON, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of Houston and WraySec made this event possible.

Check out some highlights of the competition below!

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